Picciotto to be Recognized with Marion Spencer Fay Award
The Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership of Drexel University College of Medicine will award its 2020 Marion Spencer Fay Award to Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology at Yale School of Medicine.
A boost for method to curb youth smoking
A video game-based approach to curb smoking among adolescents has just received a substantial boost in the form of a $1.4 million gift from the CVS Health Foundation. The three-year gift is a part of “Be The First,” a $50 million commitment by CVS Health to help deliver the first tobacco-free generation.Source: Medicine@Yale
Stress training for cops' brains could reduce suspect shootings
Rajita Sinha, PhD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and director of the Yale Stress Center, discusses how brain stress affects the ability of police officers to make decisions in a story in Scientific American.Source: Scientific American
We expel preschool kids three times as often as K-12 students. Here's how to change that.
Preschoolers get expelled at three times the rate of students in elementary, middle and high schools. But when teachers get regular help from mental-health coaches, they expel at half the rate of those who don’t.Source: The Seattle Times
Primary Prevention in Child Psychiatry—The Transformative Power of Children and Families
Yale School of Medicine's Prof. James F. Leckman was featured on the Brain Behavior Research Foundation's Webinar Series, 'Meet the Scientist' on 10 May 2016. In his presentation, Dr. Leckman emphasized the key importance a parent's potential to set the stage for their child's mental, emotional and physical well-being that can last not only life long, but for generations to come. His talk focused on the substantial body of data concerning the long-term impact of adverse childhood experiences on the developing brain, followed by a review of the promise of viable early parent-child interventions designed to reduce violence in families and communities in a cost-effective manner. The webinar has been video captured for post viewing.Source: Brain Behavior Research Foundation | Meet the Scientist
Crouch Receives F32 Award from NIAAA to Study Alcohol Use Among Alaska Native Populations
Maria Crouch, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded an F32 Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA).
New Research Confirms Lingering Mood Benefit of Psychedelics
The results of a field study of more than 1,200 people attending multi-day arts and music festivals in the United States and United Kingdom confirm previous laboratory research indicating that psychedelic substances enhance feelings of social connectedness and improve mental well-being, the authors say.